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Black-and-white photograph of philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein.
BASC80019 Summer

Against Explanation: Wittgenstein on Frazer Against Explanation: Wittgenstein on Frazer

One of the few truly great thinkers of the last century, Wittgenstein’s genius is perhaps nowhere more fully on display than in the collection of strange, enigmatic, and provocative comments published...

First-edition dust jacket cover of Against Interpretation (1966) by Susan Sontag.
BASC80018 Summer

Against Interpretation: Susan Sontag and the Erotics of Art Against Interpretation: Susan Sontag and the Erotics of Art

"To interpret is to impoverish, to deplete the world—in order to set up a shadow world of ‘meanings," Sontag proclaims in her brilliant and inciting "Against Interpretation." "Away with all duplicates...

Open book on a stone ledge.
HUAS80028 Summer

American Short Stories American Short Stories

American writers have created a body of literature great in its illumination into the deeps of the human condition and our own lives. Readers through class discussions will discover in these stories...

The painting "St. Augustine Reading the Epistle of St Paul" by Benozzo Gozzoli.
BASC80017 Summer

Augustine's De Magistro Augustine's De Magistro

Augustine's De Magistro. an Augustinian dialogue picking up on central insights of the Meno and trying to wrestle them into the neo-platonic/christian paradigm.

Black-and-white photograph of a black pencil atop a page of handwritten notes.
WRIT51800 Summer | Autumn | Winter | Spring

Basic Creative Writing Basic Creative Writing

This course will introduce you to creative writing, from generating ideas to revising drafts. Find your voice and develop your craft through in-class and at-home writing exercises, and through...

Close up of "Portrait of an African Slave" by Annibale Carracci
HUAS90929 Summer

Black Women Writing History: Slavery and its Afterlives Black Women Writing History: Slavery and its Afterlives

This course will explore Black women's perspectives on the history of slavery by reading a transnational selection of autobiography and historical fiction written by African, American, and Caribbean...

Black and white photo of John Edgar Wideman
WRIT52412 Summer

Closeness and Point of View in Fiction and Nonfiction Closeness and Point of View in Fiction and Nonfiction

Whose story is it? Who tells the story and why? How does a writer decide how much to get inside a character's head? What are the advantages of different points of view? We will examine exemplary work...

Red carpet under a spotlight with velvet ropes
BASC70157 Summer

Criticism of Films - Its Philosophical Bases and Practices: Critiquing the Critics Criticism of Films - Its Philosophical Bases and Practices: Critiquing the Critics

We are frequently told that “beauty is in the eye of the beholder.” One problem with this formulation is that it raises the question, “Are there any criteria—universal or particular—for value...

Sun sets on the desert and mountains of the NamibRand Nature Reserve, located in southwestern Namibia.
HUAS27005 Spring

Desert Fathers and Mothers: Origin of Monasticism Desert Fathers and Mothers: Origin of Monasticism

When monks like Antony the Great and nuns like Syncletica of Alexandria trekked into the desert of Egypt to escape and learn the truth about themselves, their reputation for wisdom, miracles, and...

Nineteenth-century design for an ornate red theater curtain.
WRIT23801 Summer

Developing a Play-in-Progress Developing a Play-in-Progress

This course is designed for writers who want to develop a script on which they have already begun to work. This may include anything from a full-length play to a one-act play to a series of short...